At present, the form needed to register for a PAR for Taiwan isn’t available on this site but will be available soon. Read below to learn the key requirements and how to apply for the Taiwanese PAR.
Requirements to Enter Hong Kong From Taiwan
Taiwanese citizens visiting Hong Kong must have correct travel authorization when they enter the special administrative region. In order to enter the area, they must either hold a Mainland Travel Permit or a Pre-arrival Registration document.
Taiwanese citizens who have Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents can enter Hong Kong for periods of up to 30 days without obtaining a visa. Alternatively, Taiwanese passport holders, who do not have a mainland Travel Permit, can apply for a Hong Kong PAR and also enter for up to 30 days.
Visitors can register for a PAR up to 24 hours before visiting Hong Kong and just need to apply via an easy-to-use online application form. In order to have their PAR approved successfully they will need to have the following items on hand:
- A Taiwanese passport with over 6 months validity remaining
- Return flight information for Taiwan or to an onward destination
- A credit or debit card to pay the PAR fees
Pre-arrival Registration For Taiwan Nationals
To obtain Pre-arrival Registration as a Taiwan national, it is necessary to complete the online Hong Kong PAR application form. The form only takes a matter of minutes to complete and applicants just need to answer a series of basic questions.
They will also need to provide a number of items of information. This required information includes:
- Personal details (name, gender, date of birth, etc.)
- Contact information (address, email and telephone number)
- Passport details (including the number and expiry date)
- Travel plans (proof of onward travel to Taiwan or another destination)
It is important to ensure all the information is entered accurately and fully to avoid any potential delays in the process. Additionally, it is essential to provide an active, valid email address in order to receive the approved PAR document.
PAR Registration For Taiwan: Eligibility
To be eligible for the PAR for Hong Kong, citizens of Taiwan just need to have a valid Taiwanese passport. Citizens who possess a Mainland Travel Permit can enter Hong Kong for up to 30 days by just presenting the passport and their permit.
Citizens of the Republic of China (ROC) who have the right of abode are also eligible for the Hong Kong PAR as long as they meet the following conditions:
- Must be born in Taiwan or born outside of Taiwan but have been admitted into Hong Kong as a Taiwan resident.
- Must not be in possession of any travel document issued by other countries or regions (except the Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents and the Entry Permit issued by the Immigration Department of Hong Kong).
ROC citizens who do not have the right of abode in Taiwan are not eligible for the Hong Kong PAR. Instead, they need to obtain an HKSAR Entry Permit from a Chinese diplomatic mission.
Travel To Hong Kong With The Hong Kong PAR
The PAR for Hong Kong simplifies the process of preparing to travel to the special administrative region. There is no need to visit an embassy or consulate and visitors can register online from the comfort of their own home or indeed from anywhere in the world.
Once a PAR has been granted, it is valid for 2 months from its date of issue. It can be used for 2 entries into Hong Kong and for stays of 30 days at a time.
After your Hong Kong PAR has been approved, it will be sent directly to the email address provided during the registration process. The confirmed PAR should then be printed out and presented on arrival at the Hong Kong border along with the same identifying documents used during the application.
The document should be presented in good condition. It should remain undamaged, legible and undefaced. If the slip is lost or damaged for any reason it should be reprinted before arrival at the passenger’s chosen Hong Kong port of entry. The PAR document should also be retained for the duration of your trip to Hong Kong.
Please be aware, however, that the PAR does not guarantee entry into Hong Kong. Final discretion rests with the border official on duty at the time and entry is dependent on providing the correct corroborating identifying documents and additional evidence such as valid onward travel details and proof of sufficient funds.